Tuesday 14 July 2015

Today He Turns Two

Today my youngest turns 2. How has this happened I keep asking myself. When did my tiny baby grow up into a head strong, caring and loving toddler?
I remember so vividly the day I first held him in my arms, I think all mums do. The first moment we look into their tiny dark eyes and there is that rush of love. This was the moment our life was to change forever. Our family of 3 was now a 4 and in my eyes complete.
I couldn't wait for him to meet his brother. The brother that was to be his best friend always, his enemy at times and his guardian forever. This tiny baby weighing 7lb 13oz, with jet black hair (where did that come from?!) was the final piece to our puzzle.
Today we will celebrate my baby turning 2 and I'm no longer able to call him a baby. If I'm honest he hasn't really been a baby for a while now but this whole turning 2 cements that fact. We will go and visit his favourite character, Peppa Pig, in their home land. We will laugh and I am sure I will cry, lots! But these are tears of joy and love. For the toddler he has become.
Then on Sunday we will celebrate with family and friends at his party that he is sharing with his best friend, my best friends daughter. There will be cake, sweets and a bouncy castle. What more could a 2 year old want.
The last 2 years have flown by. Noah can now walk, talk, run and demand. He demands all the time but that is him finding his way in the world, I keep telling myself as it drives me potty. He can count to 15, recite the alphabet (I understand it), sing songs and show love. Oh so much love.
This is one thing that I will always remember. His love. He gives hugs and kisses all the time, is so gentle and caring. At just 2 I am impressed. He is also shy and needs a lot of reassurance but his older brother helps with that.
I do feel sad but also so happy. For this petite, little boy is all mine. And I get to enjoy his growing up everyday and celebrate big or small achievements. I get to cry when he makes me mad and I get to laugh when he does one of his silly things. I get to read him a bedtime story and put him to bed at night. Give him that last kiss before he closes his eyes to dream of whatever a 2 year old dreams of.
A letter to 2 year old Noah,

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  1. What a lovely post.
    Time certainly flies by so fast.
    Wishing your little man a very happy 2nd birthday. x

  2. Scary how they grow up so fast isn't it? My little girl is 15 months and started walking last week and I'm left wondering is she a toddler now or still a baby?! Have a lovely time celebrating his birthday :) x

  3. Aw, it goes so fast doesn't it! I can't imagine how I'll feel when it happens with my last baby, I'm not ready to give up the baby phase yet (I just need to recover a bit first!). Happy Birthday, Noah! #bestandworst

  4. 2 is such an amazing age! I can safely say that despite all the hard times, this is my favourite time with my little girl who has just turned 2. Wishing your little man a happy birthday and many wonderful moments to come! #bestandworst

  5. Aaah it really does go so fast doesn't it? I couldn't believe it when we celebrated the boys turning two in March! It seemed like just yesterday that we were meeting them for the first time. I try (so hard) to treasure every moment, but try as I might, I can't seem to make the time go any slower! Happy birthday to Noah :) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  6. awww so cute...I felt a bit choked. He is a very lucky boy to have such a lovely and I hope you have an amazing weekend xxx #thefamjamlinky

  7. Awww, 'sob'. I feel emotional reading this as I remember how I felt when Alfie turned 1, then 2 and now 3!! Thanks for linking such a personal post up with the #bestandworst :-)

  8. What a beautiful post and a brilliant idea writing the letter,time really does go quickly hope he has a super birthday :)

  9. I can relate to you! My twins just turn 2 years old too and time flies like crazy. They are so big and growing so fast it gets me sad. Love the letter and happy birthday to your baby boy.

  10. Happy birthday! I can't believe our twins are three and starting nursery in September. I know everyone says it, but time really does fly by! I hope you all enjoy the party. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  11. I keep telling my 5 month old not to grow up so fast (she's already 18 lbs)...especially as I look at my 2 and half year old and barely remember her being that small!! Sad and wonderful to watch them grow. Thanks for linking and hope to see you back #famjamlinky

  12. Thanks for linking up to the Binkylinky.

  13. I hope that he has had a brilliant birthday, happy 2 nd birthday little man x #binkylinky

  14. Oh bless - time goes so quickly. I write letters to Pickle all the time. I hope you had a lovely celebration for his birthday. Kaz x

  15. Oh I can so relate MM just turned two a few weeks ago. It' goes way too fast and I can't believe how grown up they are. Lovely celebrations. Happy 2nd Birthday... Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme



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